GREGORY COX returns for his 37th season as principal trombone with the Eastern Festival Orchestra. Originally from Seattle, Washington, Mr. Cox received the Bachelor of Music degree with distinction from the Eastman School of Music. His major teachers include Kenneth Cloud, William Gray, and Emory B. Remington. Upon graduation Mr. Cox joined the North Carolina Symphony and the brass faculty at the North Carolina School of the Arts. At the invitation of Kazoyoshi Akiyama, Mr. Cox returned to the Pacific Northwest to join the Vancouver Symphony as second trombone. He is currently serving as acting principal as well as teaching trombone, euphonium, and chamber music at the University of British Columbia and Western Washington University. Mr. Cox has performed as a guest musician with the Rochester Opera, Vancouver Opera, Rochester Philharmonic, the Regina and Winnipeg symphonies, and the CBC Vancouver Chamber Orchestra. Mr. Cox is active as an adjudicator, clinician, soloist, and chamber musician in Washington and British Columbia. He has recorded extensively on Polydor, Mark, CRI, and CBC labels and is also active as a studio musician and can be heard on numerous film and TV scores as well as the music for the 2010 Winter Olympics. Mr. Cox is married to Marie Turner, a violinist who performed many years at EMF. His daughter, Carolyn is a writer and actress in New York City.
- Gregory Cox
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